Standard Nutrition Services is pleased to announce Graydon Bell has joined the company as a business development manager. In this role, Graydon will develop new business opportunities and alliances nationwide, lead strategic plan development and implementation, and work with specialists and consultants in the field on business development and strategic initiatives to increase SNS' market share and grow the company's overall brand presence.
"I am pleased to join Standard Nutrition Services and look forward to forging partnerships with producers and other companies throughout the country," says Bell. "The opportunity to utilize my industry experience and relationships with a company like Standard Nutrition Services is exciting, as are the long-term growth plans already underway."
Bell, who is the fifth generation of his family to work in the livestock business, brings more than 28 years of swine industry experience to this newly created position at SNS. His extensive background includes serving in a number of leadership roles in the areas of sales, commodities brokering and general operations, including previously managing a 60,000-sow farrow-to-finish operation in the Midwest.
For the past three years, Bell has been the general manager at Hypor USA (a division of Hendrix Genetics), where he was able to significantly grow farming operations and increase the client base by more than 30%. Prior to this, he was the national sales and operations manager at Nedap Livestock Management, where he guided a team of sales representatives and technicians, as well as a national network of distributors. Other previous positions include national sales manager at Hypor USA; commodities broker at Commodities Services Incorporated; and chief operating officer at Bell Farms. A Minnesota native, Bell's educational background includes studying animal science at Iowa State University, and accounting and marketing at Moorhead State University.
"Graydon's impressive background in the swine industry will play a key role in our success moving forward utilizing his extensive experience to support our consultants and regional business and operations managers in multi-faceted strategies and business development initiatives," says Pat Joyce, president of SNS. "Given his prior industry experience, he is well-suited to help us advance our mission, which is to bring integrated value to independent producers throughout the markets we serve, and beyond."